Architectural Digest
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JUNE 15, 2016

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Merrill in his Tribeca showroom.Grooming by Mary Guthrie at ABTP

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The new showroom is located in a 100-year-old Tribeca building.

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Beth Katleman’s Folly lines a wall near a pair of sofas and a cocktail table by James Mont; the side table is by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, the light sculpture is by Niamh Barry, and the console is by Marc Fish.

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The renovated space is more than twice the size of Merrill’s former location, offering plenty of room for vintage and contemporary pieces.

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Seating by Vladimir Kagan is displayed alongside Karl Springer Studio tables and a wall-mounted sculpture and bar by Paul Evans.

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Another area of the showroom displays an array of pieces by Paul Evans.

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Discoveries : The best in design, culture and style

By Architectural Digest | Wednesday, July 15, 2016

For tastemaking Manhattan design dealer Todd Merrill, relocating to a 100-year-old storefront in Tribeca has required the patience of an archaeologist. “There were surprises at every turn,” he says of his renovation of the space, which was formerly occupied by a massage parlor and a check-cashing business. Over the decades partitions had been added, windows covered up, and not one but two drop ceilings installed, concealing a jungle of electrical and mechanical systems. Merrill peeled it all back.

The result, unveiled in May, is an airy sun-drenched gallery with 20-foot ceilings and a total of 4,000 square feet—more than double that of Merrill’s previous outpost. There’s now ample breathing room for his dynamic mix of vintage and contemporary treasures. “We’re in this gray area between art and design,” says Merrill (photographed next to a chair by cutting-edge wood-working atelier Yard Sale Project and a ceramic wall sculpture by Molly Hatch). As the dealer explains, “I’m always on the hunt for the Paul Evans and George Nakashima of today.”

At 80 Lafayette St., New York, NY; toddmerrillstudio.com

Todd Merrill Studio
80 Lafayette Street
New York NY 10013
Phone: 212 673 0531
Website: www.ToddMerrillStudio.com
E-mail: info@ToddMerrillStudio.com
Instagram: @ToddMerrillStudio
Todd Merrill Summer Studio
11 South Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968
Phone: 631 259 3601